Urinary diversion in the genitourinary cancer survivor.
Urinary diversion has been in the scope of practice of Gynecologic Oncologists since the inception of the sub-specialty. However, many fewer urinary diversions are performed currently than in the past due to improved prevention of cervical cancer. The intent of this article is to provide a state of the art review for Gynecologic Oncologists. Surgeons performing these complex procedures must be knowledgeable about the differences between various types of continent and non-continent urinary diversions, and the principles of pre and post-operative care. This includes the indications for surgery and pre-operative considerations, types of urinary diversion including continent and non-continent diversions, and the need for long-term follow-up with patients who undergo urinary diversion requiring lifelong follow up and testing for surveillance of the upper urinary tracts and to monitor for nutritional and metabolic alterations.
Johnson, OK; Berchuck, A; Secord, AA; Peterson, AC
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